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Muhammed Anas Yahiya – Breaks his own national record in 400m

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The Indian sprinter, Muhammed Anas Yahiya came in the record books on Saturday once again. Why? Because the sprinter broke his own national record to win the 400 meters race in the Cena Noveho Mesta nad Metuji match in the Czech Republic.

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45.24 seconds was the time set by Anas to break his own list of 45.31 seconds that he had placed in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast earlier this season.

For congratulating Anas, The Athletics Federation of India had tweeted after he set a new Indian record in the Czech Republic.

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Meanwhile, In the women’s 400m event MR Poovamma won after clocking 53.01 seconds. While sprinter Rajiv Arokia recorded a time of 20.77 seconds and came third in the men’s 200m event.

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The Record-breaker’s previous race: 

Anas had made history by becoming only the second Indian sprinter to make it into the finals three months before. One-lap event in the quadrennial Games at Gold Coast after the legendary Milkha Singh who won Gold at the 440 meters race at Cardiff 1958.

Record breaker - Mohd Anas Yahiya
Record breaker – Mohd Anas Yahiya

At the Men’s 400m Final, Anas missed bronze by a small fraction at Gold Coast Games but managed to break the national record by clocking 45.31.

Anas had finished fourth in that race and clocked the time of 45.31. While Botswana handled a 1-2 with Isaac Makwala and Baboloki Thebe bagging the Gold and Silver, respectively. After clocking 45.11 Jamaica’s Javon Francis bagged the bronze medal.

Anas, who had accomplished with the Time of 45.31, which broke his own national record of 45.32 Moments in the 400m Group, which he had successfully accomplished in the Indian Grand Prix.

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He had given a stunning performance from the Men’s 400m semi-final, ending with the time of 45.44 seconds to be eligible for the final. Anas’ time was that the fourth-fastest among the qualifiers while the Isaac Makwala of Botswana completed the fastest.

Last year at the Asian Championships in Bhubaneswar, Anas had won the gold medal after clocking 45.77 minutes.

More about the record breaker – Mohd Anas Yahiya

Muhammed Anas Yahiya is an Indian sprinter whose favorite event is the 400 meters event which he participates in. He participated in two events in the 2016 Summer Olympics. The 400 meters along with also the 4 × 400 m relay and retains the NR (45.31) for case achieved in the CG 2018 at Gold Coast, Queensland

Anas broke the national record in 400 meters in the Athletics Championship in Poland at June 2016, clocking 45.40 seconds, the specific eligibility mark for the Olympics. He became the third Indian athlete to qualify for the event in the Olympics. In this event, the two Indians who had participated before are Milkha Singh (1956 and 1960) and K. M. Binu (2004).

Record breaker - Mohd Anas Yahiya
Record breaker – Mohd Anas Yahiya

Back in July 2016, Anas was a part of the relay team that broke the national 4 × 400 meters relay in Bangalore and qualified for the Olympics.  Anas, Ayyasamy Dharun, Kunhu Mohammed and Arokia Rajiv was the group of four which participated and clocked 3:00:91.

Rewriting the national listing of 3:02.17 place by themselves four months earlier in Turkey, the performance also helped the relay group leap into 13th place in the world ranks. He got the qualification ticket IAAF at the Bahamas after clocking 45.32 seconds which he had accomplished from the Indian Grand Prix.

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